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. the law takes effect january 1. >>> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney squaring off tonight in denver. it's the first of three presidential debates and as bigad shaban shows us, the focus tonight will be on the economy, healthcare and domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls and this is an opportunity for him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the economy. but today he is facing new criticism over something he said in 2007. during a speech to a predominantly black audience, then senator obama implied the bush administration was withholding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i have to say i'm a little amazed that
to this hockey lockout. >>> it wasn't president obama and it wasn't mitt romney. but a presidential candidate did pack the house in oakland tonight. >> government's not supposed to be run like a business. >> yes, that is roseanne barr and she's laying out her platform to the people at oaksterdam. we asked her, is she serious? >>> also, cell phone video shows the midair meltdown that landed a model in jail. find out why passengers had their hands full for more than three hours. >>> these pictures are proof water once flowed on the red planet. we will tell you why. >>> we may have a little bit of water on that seven-day forecast. we'll be tracking our next chance of showers. right now it's all about the warmup inland temperatures on friday in the mid-90s, that's going to produce some poor air quality for this weekend. i'll let you know when we could hit 100 degrees coming up in a few. >>> new at 11:00 tonight from comedian to leader of the free world? a woman known for making people laugh is hoping you'll send her to the white house. roseanne barr is running for president, and pot is part of her pl
romney will face off in their first presidential debate tonight. >> governor romney and president obama will meet behind me. >> reporter: what happens on this stage could be pivotal with only five weeks until election day. the first debate will focus on the economy and domestic policy. both took a break tuesday, with mitt romney grabbing a bite to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. >> the president: it is spectacular. >> reporter: both relied heavily on their running mates to lead their campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for republican vice presidential hopeful ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been "buried." we agree. >> reporter: the latest poll shows the race for president is still close. which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama will be taking the first que
of their first presidential debate wednesday night in denver. on monday, romney told supporters he looks forward to making his case. >> it will span the entire month. we will describe our respective views and i believe the people of colorado will choose a better way forward for our country. we cannot afford four more years. >> tune in on wednesday when we host a special expanded presidential debate in the evening, pausing after the questions to candidate romney and president obama, to allow equal responses from third-party candidates jill stein of the green party and rocky anderson of the justice party. we begin our broadcast 8:30 p.m. standard time. the republican national committee has reportedly ended its bid to register new voters ahead of the election. after a company hired to run the program was cited with election fraud. in the republican national committee has cancelled its contract with the firm which was reportedly the only vendor it had hired to register voters. despite a history of similar scandals, republicans have paid firms millions of dollars, including $1.3 million in florida. p
at bowling green university. president obama said mitt romney and republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan are big believers in top down economics. >> they think that if we spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts that favor the wealthiest that -- don't boo. vote. vote. >> today staffers confirmed reports that starting sunday the president will spend three days in nevada. >> mitt romney at a rally, he said the u.s. has far too many government training programs. >> $18 billion on these programs but too often they don't match the needs of the people. i want to take those dollars and send them back to the states so they can fashion the programs to meet the needs of their own workers. >> mitt romney told workers that president obama's policies have failed to produce new jobs and it is time to get a new coach. here toured that plant also. new numbers show mitt romney faces a uphill battle in several states. the poll found president obama has a wide lead over mitt romney in ohio, florida and pennsylvania. the president leads him in ohio by 10 points. florida 9 points and pennsylvania 12 points
abc news poll it comes just as the presidential candidates come out. >> tahman bradley starts us off from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to believe that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debat in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt r
and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable and i think it will be a good debate,
the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promised a few things. he'd end the iraq war. he did. >> said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to deliver in the next few weeks. cbs news washington. >> foreign policy wil
si, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney found himself a few kind words today from former president bill clinton. romney appeared at clinton global initiative conference in new york. praised romney for his efforts to persuade other republicans to support the program. romney joked a few words can go a long way democratic national convention. >>> in election 2012 news tonight where members register, that is the message going out across the nation today. voter national voter registration day in barbara lee took part in a registration drive. also spoke autoagainst some voter id laws. police said hiring a photoid could mean as many as five people in 34 states from voting. >>> u v berkeley organization online voter registration. this is the first from california can use the internet. organizers say that's easier for them to convince people to get on board. that deadline to register is coming up october 22nd. >>> financial thousands of protest the streets today. demonstrators calling for fresh frash police outside building in madrid. protesters are upset a
is using his trip to spout paranoid theories and slurs against israel. >>> turning now to the presidential election. ohio is the center of the political universe today with republican presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama crisscrossing the statement romney kicked things off with a rally the president arrives with the wind at his back. this morning abc news moved ohio from the tossup column to leaning obama that gives the president 255 electoral votes to romney's 206. i need 270 to win the white house. >>> meteorologist mike nicco is ahead with the forecast here now and ahead with the forecast going to get hot? >> it is, 90s returning to parts of the bay area even 70s to the coast. clouds a little slow to dissolve but are breaking free around the bay still have flight arrival delays into sfo. we'll talk about how warm it is going to get. >>> plus, new help for critically ill children. former san francisco 49er steve young's charity [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what w
to the presidential election. ohio is the center of the political universe today with republican presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama crisscrossing the statement romney kicked things off with a rally the president arrives with the wind at his back. this morning abc news moved ohio from the tossup column to leaning obama that gives the president 255 electoral votes to romney's 206. i need 270 to win the white house. >>> meteorologist mike nicco is ahead with the forecast here now and ahead with the forecast going to get hot? >> it is, 90s returning to parts of the bay area even 70s to the coast. clouds a little slow to dissolve but are breaking free around the bay still have flight arrival delays into sfo. we'll talk about how warm it is going to get. >>> plus, new help for critically ill children. >> announcer: live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >>> she is fun, fearless and fabulous. we are talking about modern family star sophia vergara she will be a guest on this afternoon's "katie" show. >> katie kurilk joins us live to tell us more. hi -- hi katie!
staff confirms reports that they will spend three days in nevada preparing for the presidential debate. >> mitt romney face as uphill battle in westerlyville and he received a big boost from jack nicklaus. he called him a fellow champion in business and economics. he said as president he would strengthen america. >> i will strengthen america. and i will strengthen our values and homes and our economy to make sure this economy can ignite our capacity to put people to work and provide the resources we need to have the strongest military in the world. >> romney criticized obama's economic policies and the  interest payments alone on the national debt are higher than the budgets of several government agencies come pined. >>> at the u.n. general assembly, the president of iran lashed out to the powers. ahmadinejad address add room filled with especially thank you seats. mr. ahmadinejad accused western leaders of intimidation with a pledge not to test nuclear weapons. he criticized what he called a continued threat by the uncivillized zionist to taken action against iran. >> he wanties to
. >>> now to decision 2012. president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are taking the day off to prepare for tomorrow's big showdown. the first of three debates will take place in denver. both the president and romney are running through full rehearsals to fine tune their talking points. as of this morning, president obama has the lead in all nine of the key battle ground states. both campaigns say to him night is important to reach undecided voters. >> it will be a conversation. we will get to describe our views. >> the choice of two paths for this country. it's a choice between two fundamentally different visions for our nation. >> you can watch the debate in its entirety on nbc bay area. the topic is domestic policy. coverage starts wednesday night at 6:00. >>> in a move to save money, milpitas may put the police department on the chopping block. considering outsourcing law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. it is on the agenda at the meeting tonight which is open to the public. this is all happening at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> another ba
mitt romney has never been in a presidential debate before, he has been in 19 multicandidate debates during the republican primary. he has been here in the state since monday. the president is expected to arrive in colorado later this afternoon. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito. on his break president obama did sightseeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic jobs or republican jobs. i'm interested in creating american jobs. >> reporter: tonight's debate will feature six 15-minute segments. the first three are devoted entirely to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> reporter: john quinn is one of those people who will be paying close attention to those first 45 minutes of the debate. he is about to lose his apartment after being unemployed for fo
coming to incarcerated juveniles. >>> days from the first presidential debate. new poll numbers show mitt romney has a lot of catching up to do. >>> plus, important deadline the u.s. postal service couldn't deliver on. >>> milestone for the . >>> most of the country in the 60s and 70s 103 phoenix, 80 portland, 71 seattle. airports you can see all on time severe weather in atlanta could back up. without the clouds here not expecting delays in san francisco, oakland or san jose. >>> 4:48. fundraiser was held yesterday for the family of fallen chp officer kenyon youngstrom killed during a traffic stop on i-680 in alamo earlier this month. the support has been tremendous. >> the community outreach because eye done this, has just been unbelievable. i've had people pledge cash. we've got a website with the fallen heroes organization. we work closely with for a long time here in alamo. >> the restaurant owner is urging people who want to support youngstrom's widow and four children to drop off donations at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high pro
of bullying by the u.s.. iran has become a central focus in the u.s. presidential race with mitt romney demanding a stronger response to iran's defiance. >> crippling sanctions, indicting ahmadinejad for incitation to genocide. treating the diplomats of iran. >> reporter: president obama used his u.n. speech to warn an >> let me be clear america wants to resolve this problem through diplomacy. we believe there is time to do that but that time is not unlimited. >> reporter: more on what iran's president is saying on tv this morning. reporting live alison burns. >>> time now 5:14. back here at home you know college campuses around the nation are getting bomb threats. the it last one happened yesterday at uc beckly. at 9:00 a.m. police responded to a call there was a bomb on campus. all day search turned up nothing suspicious in pat past couple of weeks including schools in ohio, texas, and tennessee have also received fake bomb threats. >>> firefighters continue to battle that fire near campo in san diego county. the flames burned nearly 3,000 acres since sunday and destroyed at least 20
for romney will arguably go down as one of the worst week's presidential candidate has had in history, just objectively speaking. when you begin the week and you know it is a difficult week and then you try to trump that with the tax thing >> he says it could be his last chance >> it is to strike down and he has his third swing at the debate but given where the races, he really needs to do something significant to try to realign the race or change it up >> there has been a quick response from the republican side. a super pak funded by billionaire joe rickets will launch a new barrage of advertisements starting tomorrow. the $10 million campaign will target americans who voted for the president in 2008 and are not sure who to vote for this year. >> uc regents will pay $1 million of damages over a protest that ended with students being doused with pepper spray. this was the video that sparked outrage and lawsuits. last november uc-davis after a series of warnings police dressed in riot gear used pepper spray on them. >> instead of listening to those protests and taking action that was appropr
will be posted the first presidential election to ask the question about gun violence. another. you don't hear much debate between the republican candidate mitt romney and president obama -- we will open up the debate and expand the debate as we so often do on "democracy now, "to a third party candidates. we will be in denver, to and we will have third-party candidates responding to the same questions being put to mitt romney and president obama. we will broadcast democracy now.org and on radio as well. you raised the issue of the critical vote as we traveled through pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black college in 1960 set up a lunch counter in to grant them and yet, what do we see today? state after state, efforts to suppress voting rights instead of expanding them. not enough people vote in this country. in pennsylvania, there is legislation now on the books that could disenfranchise between 750,000-1 million people. president obama won by 600,000 boats in pennsylvania last time.
police officers, as well as six civilians. >>> we are two days away from the first of three presidential debates between mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday mornin
.j. winick, abc news, new york. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco, nonpartisan. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the start of a busy week on the bay. the boats and planes arriving today. >>> would you pay $100 to check a bag? we'll tell you now avoid that hefty fee on one airline. >>> there's going to be a lot of action on the bay
and which could have problems. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco nonpartin. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the start of a busy week on the bay. the boats and planes arriving today. >>> would you pay $100 to check a bag? we'll te you now avoid that hefty fee on one airline. >>> there's going to
for republican presidential candidate mitt romney. several polls this morning show romney continuing to trail president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big wa
crowd of supporters for mitt romney have gathered to listen to this first presidential debate. they are very much looking forward to seeing that the candidate has to say. speaking about the economy and that this is an excellent opportunity for the candidate to connect. and walnut creek, therese the structure, kron 4. >> in san francisco this is one a month there are four large television screens and many people are gathering around to watch the president face off. against republican challenger, mitt romney i will have reaction tonight at 8:00 p.m. in san francisco, reggie kumar, kron 4. >> in oakland what an afternoon for the oakland athletics. they beat the texas rangers 12-5 and they had victory for the a.l. west title. this victory and for the second time in three days this champagne in celebration. they are in the playoffs and they have had victory for the 80 west. j. r. stone, kron 4 news. the a.l. west victory title. >> the big cool down for tomorrow. will see cooler conditions with a high temperatures. between 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and temperatures in the '90s with the in
, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. last night in denver romney previewed one of his lines of attack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8% what does the president have to say? he says forward. i think for warned is a better term. -- forewarned is a better term. >> reporter: romney is trailing the president in the polls, the candidate has spent many hours practicing he will huddle with advisers again. >> he's playing barack obama in these mock debates, i don't like him very much any more. >> reporter: president obama took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> the president: andrea, this is barack obama, how are you? that's right. >> reporter: with it was a brief break for the president who like romney has been rehearsing for days. senator kerry is playing romney in mr. obama's practice sessions. managing expectations saying last night the president is out of practice. last time he debated was four years ago. according to the latest poll, 56% of
obama and republican candidate mitt romney take a break to get ready for their first presidential debate next week dru levenson shows us both candidates sent running mates to battleground states. >>> vice-president joe biden plate to florida's older voters. first at a diner than a rally he said president obama wants to make sure medicare is around. >>> the action the president took strengthen medicare trust fund and exceeded its live up to 2024 >>> biden argued the republicans want to drastically change the program >>> that on want to tell you they're not for medicare there for a thing called a voucher care >>> and the vice presidential nominee hammered the obama administration for out of control borrowing and spending. >>> as a result the most of not fixing it our credit rating downgraded for first time in history >>> line said new hampshire's will help shape the election >>> get those people that promise to open change are demoralized now >>> the candidates prep for the first debate in practice sessions run it will get help from ohio senator who will play the role of the president pres
and the economy is set to be the topic of wednesday's presidential debate and mitt romney is going to try it tout his record at bain capital for a reason to pick him. the democrats are trying to peck up people who used to work bain capital, and a part of the election season, he was featured on a conference call with the now infamous, joe southic, a former employer of a bain company that later on claimed that mitt romney indirectly killed his wife and mitt romney deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter claemd not to remember and we also heard from mr. foster at the democrat national convention earlier this month. >> bain took over the bill, they loaded it up with millions in debt and within months, they used some of that money to millions, within a decade the debt kept growing and was so large the company was forced into bankruptcy. . >> as it turns out, mr. foster was actually regional director for the steel workers union who worked with gst steel, but not at gst steel and as there are two sides to every story. one former executive at gst steel says that what really happened when bain capital ca
are less than 24 hour ace way from the first presidential debate. the stage is set in colorado. stand ins tested the lighting this afternoon at the university of denver. when president obama and governor mitt romney meet face to face tomorrow night it will be one of the very few times they've spent any quality time together. more on that and their strategies. >> reporter: flash back to 2008 and there they are. then senator barack obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stain after back to back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they ran into each other at a labor day parade in 2007. these are just two of the three times men have seen each other in person. flash forward to 2012. romney briefly stopped for lunch. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> reporter: president obama spent the day near las vegas where his rehearsal with senator john kerry. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: at a rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his c
. october 3rd. big event. >> denver. that will be the first of three presidential debates. >> they say, ironically enough, romney may have an advantage. he had 19 debates during the primaries. all the republican debates. the president is rusty after four years. see how that factors out. both men doing a lot of prep. >> all this dirt, dirty lawn dream was aired out for everybody to see and hear. romney during the 19 debates. >> yeah, yeah, a lot of practice for sure. all right, in california, nearly 1,000 firefighters plan an all-out assault on a fire that is still smoldering near the border with mexico. >> the blaze killed one person and burned a dozen homes. abc's brandi hitt from los angeles with more on the destructive fire season so far. brandi. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. a deadly and costly year battling wildfires. here in california we haven't even reached the peak of fire season yet. fast-moving flames from the wildfire have kept fire crews in southeastern san diego county on their toes for three days. >> there was just flames that came up over the top -- i couldn
presidential candidate mitt romney appeared in the washington, d.c. suburb of springfield. he said the rate of economic growth in the united states is 1/4 of russia. president obama campaigned in virginia beach. they released a plan based on a new economic patriotism. it could create 1 million manufacturing jobs and increase education jobs. >>> a new plan to keep financially troubled city college of san francisco from closing. why some say the proposals go too far. >> the regular referees are back, we will have reaction from fans and why some say the damage from the lock out can't be reversed. iyoyoyomÑñóóç [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse.
. >>> in the race for the white house, the vice presidential candidates had a bit of a debate of their own today on the economy. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the latest. >> days before the first vice presidential debate mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> thanks. >> bumps in the road also describes what the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. costly distractions, and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the republican message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you, i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: when vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida the president was calling on congress to help homeowners. even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction but we're not there
the first presidential debate, mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and the chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> how are you doing? >> god bless you, sir. >> thanks. >> reporter: bumps in the road also describe what's the romney campaign has been unable to avoid if recent weeks, costly distractions and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the  message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget -- nothing! except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture of dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: while vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida, the president was calling on congress to help homeowners, even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction, but we're not there. >> reporter: a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday. brian mooa
presidential candidate mitt romney and obama are preparing for the debate this week. greta the vice president was in florida telling some older voters that republicans want to drastically change medicare and mean while call ryan hammered the obama administration on the economy. >>> did not want to tell you that the not for medicare that there for a thing called life called doctor care. >>> as a result of the most predictable economic crisis in our history and not extended a credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. >>> mean while their home in their debate technique and a lot of practice sessions. that i'm getting a lot of help from the ohio senator the plays president obama and the president's preparations the massachusetts senator kerrey is standing in for mitt romney. >>> concerns about pollution and prompting a spare the air day call in the bay area. >>> a heat wave is upon us with air quality officials in and commit unhealthy for a second day in a row. people and fast to cut their driving to out the day and try to avoid outdoor activities during the hottest par
. according to a "c" nbc survey -- a cnn survey say they favor obama when it comes to the presidential nominee. mitt romney appeared to have an edge among likely voters. president barack obama appears to have an advantage when it comes to taxes, healthcare and foreign policy. now another pole shows the steaks are high when it comes to women voters. we will take you live to washington d.c. and we will hear how president barack obama and mitt romney are getting ready for tomorrow night's big bee bait. >>> allie rasmus joins us from outside the oakland coliseum with the celebration that followed the clencher, good morning allie. >> reporter: the team is headed to the playoffs, last night they secured one of the two wildcard spots in the american league west. with that the oakland a's beat the texas rangers and they had their hats on and there was plenty of champagne to celebrate and the party moved into the clubhouse. last night's game was not a sellout but the as gave some of the crowds some sad advice. >> this is our place, we are loving it. it feels great, this is something we did together all
romney will clash in denver in the first presidential debate. elizabeth explains now why both men are approaching it with cautious optimism. >> president baa rack obama and governor mitt romney their first of three show downs. this week the debate will focus on domestic policy with a heavy emphasis on the economy. romney says it's not about who comes out on top. >> in my view it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to de scribe the bathway forward for america that we would choose. >> while the president is confident he's not underestimating the competition. >> gofrper romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney may have an advantage. during the primaries, he participated in several debates. this time around he's been gearing up for one-on-one face offs. >> just getting used and tarlying the questions back and forth how the single moderator is going to be controlling the debate between two candidates. >> obama has not debated since the
for friday, but a big warmup is in store for the weekend. >>> mitt romney's camp is getting ready for next week's presidential debate. but they are not kidding themselves. a new memo shows that the gop party claims that it will not be shocked if president obama wins the first round. in a campaign memo, longtime romney advisory, beth meyers, outlines a series of reasons why the president is likely to emerge as the winner of the first debate. president obama is "widely regarded as one of the most talented communicators in modern history." the memo ends saying that the debuts will not decide the election. the first presidential debate will take place next wednesday in denver. you can watch it live on kron4's 24/7 bay area news channel on comcast channel 198 at 6:00 pm next week. >>> coming up, the director behind the anti-islam movie which fueled deadly protests is now behind bars. tomorrow marks the 20th year of critical mass. a tradition that has bikers taking over the streets of san francisco. >> later in this broadcast, the real referees return tonight in the nfl! oh, do we have maybe the
and tomorrow. republican challenger mitt romney is getting ready for the presidential debate. they are practicing in henderson nevada while mitt romney practices in denver. you will be able to watch that beginning at 6:00 tomorrow evening. >>> concern is growing for a saratoga man missing for two weeks. jeanine della vega just spoke with police for an update, jeanine? >> reporter: pam, i just got off the phone with police and they don't have too much information and they are hoping for any tips that will help lead them to eric garcia. we are told by family and friends he has a heart condition and he is without medication so tonight we have planned a vigil to take place at sacred heart church. let's go to a picture from saratoga go. he was last seen in the area of good year streets. he was attending a party and told his friends before midnight he would be right back and left on his harley davidson motorcycle. he has not been seen since. he is 350 pounds, has short brown hair and goatee. he has a tattoo on the back of his head with a harley davidson symbol. they are trying to g
president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working families take advantage of those rates. congress was away on break. instead of worrying about you they had already gone home to worry about their campaigns. >> the president says congress has yet to act on legislation he sent them in february that would save homeowners about $3000 a year on their mortgages. >>> the first presidential debate is wednesday at the university of denver. right now construction crews are busyworking on the main floor, the stage and the lighting while president obama campaigns in nevada tomorrow, romney will spend the weekend preparing for that debate. watch that debate live on k.t.v.u. channel 2 wednesday beginning at 6:00. >> there are more accusations of voter fraud in florida. the state says suspicious voter registration forms have turned up in at least 10 counties. the florida republican party say
down to wednesday's presidential debate with the president and mitt romney going head to head for the full time fury x >> he has been there at least 20 debates. >> mitt romney is one to come and they're very per year. all eager about is how much he has prepared. the president has a date job, he does not have a lot of time to practice. house >>vicki: kron4 will air the entire debate wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. on comcast, 193 19 on digital 4.2. >>brian: when we come back, on digital 4.2. >>brian: when we come back, more on the weather. we don't call this our company, on digital 4.2. >>brian: when we come back, more on the weather. we call this our mission. green toys teaches children that if i in the recycling bin it can turn into something new. chase allows us to buy capital equipment to be able to manufacture in the states to the scale we need to be a global company. with a little luck green toys could be the next great american brand. find what's next for your business at chase.com/mainstreet erika derry: and the fact that cacalifornia isn't making it a priority frustra
it will get tomorrow, coming up. >>> decision 2012, two days before the first presidential debate. both president obama and mitt romney have been hunkered down in practice sessions. catherine heenan has details. >> reporter: if mitt romney stumbles wednesday night it wasn't be for lack of preparation. president obama who has bib ahead -- been ahead in the polls, he reetreated -- retreated to nevada for preparations. >> mitt romney is a good debater. i am just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney's team is trying to manage expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> reporter: only chris christie didn't get the memo, promising mitt romney's performance will be a game changer. >> wednesday night, you will see the numbers move right back in the other direction. >> reporter: mitt romney has to come across as likable and lay out a contrast with the president. president obama is trying to make sure he is not long winded and preachy and one politician says he should not hope for great drama. >> i can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's a
. i am of the presidential debate with president obama and that romney is almost here. it will be taking place at the university of denver. president obama is and henderson and nevada practicing strategy for the debate. we're going to air you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. >> the supreme court is not going to hear a case that challenges the use of full body scanners at the airport. the supreme court refused hear an appeal that challenged the csa and their use of scanners. they are going to hear cases on a range of issues such as same-sex marriage, voting rights, and abortions. >> a second american airlines incident, there could be a possible issue with certain seats. the and 747 will be inspected but no injuries were reported from those seats. there'll be a $100 fee for people who need to check their carry-on luggage at the gate. the sea has been set high on purpose to discourage people from waiting till the last minute. checking the back in advance will caugh will c
president obama. 47% say they support mitt romney, the republican presidential nominee. in terms of unemployment and budget issues, romfry i -- romney appeared to have the edge. president obama had an edge on tax, healthcare and foreign policy. president obama and romney face off tomorrow night in denver. the stakes are especially high for romney when it comes to women voters. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a big role in the game, doubling in the go- ahead run and epscoreed the eventual run. you know, you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this but they have better mentalit
.decisn 2012. thank you, j r. denver colorado preparations for the presidential debate. mitt romney and president obama are going to run the first of three showdowns. this will focus on domestic issues. political analyst, michael yaki,. what is the essentials content that each have to accomplish. >> the first thing is that should they be tell kidding before the presidential debate? [laughter] >> perhaps this is his make or break a moment with mitt romney. he needs to connect with the american people. stille knows that he still has a chance but he has a sound presidential and look presidential. he cannot be too aggressive but he has to be controlling and talk about leadership. and speak about the economy, jobs and when he talks about he could use the president's own words against him. he could be using this " over and over again. if i have not done this in three years it will be a one-term proposition. that is what he said and 20 of buying. >>pam: what is essential for president obama to talk about the issues? >> i think that he is going to be counter-punching and getting an idea of
right now, romney is ahead by 2 points. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >> our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow here on eyewitness news at 5:00 and then on the cbs evening news which follows and join scott pelley for full debate coverage that will begin at 6 p.m. >>> cracking down on smoking. the new rules in one bay area city that make it nearly impossible for anyone to smoke in public. >> good evening to you, paul deanno with the forecast, told you a couple of minutes ago that the heat is just about finished. we're sunny and warm at the beach today but man, are we going to get chilly and there is a chance of rain in the forecast. find out when next. >> then a bay area fitness buff had a sudden heart attack. while he was waiting for a transplant, something miraculous happened. how a tiny little invention changed everything. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new ap
. >> mitt romney and president obama will take the stage tonight in denver for the first presidential debate. >> people want to know who's going to win score the punches. >> it's a drag. >> they are making me do my homework. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. >>> a developing story in berkeley. firefighters are watching for hot spots after a duplex went up in flames early this morning. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live with what made this fire so difficult to fight. she joins us now with the latest. anne. >> reporter: you can see some of the difficulties here on the street behind me and the homes are so close together in some circumstances only a few feet. bien venue avenue still closed, firefighters watching for flare- ups. you can see how intense the fire became. five people were living in the home all of them got out safely including a woman in a wheelchair who had to be helped out by police. four homes surrounding this one were also evacuated as a precaution. those people have been allowed back in this morning and fir
. -- we have republican presidential candidate mitt romney reaction to new polls showing president obama pulling ahead in swing states. >>> does apple have another glitch? problem some own >>> welcome back. 60s along the coast more sunshine than yesterday, 70s bay sunshine an hour earlier 80s inland to 90s in the east bay valleys, last three hours of doppler you can see it is dry up and down across the state with low to mid 90s around chico and sacramento, 69 big sur tahoe isolated thunderstorm possible today and tomorrow dry near 80 into the weekend thunderstorm around yosemite possible today and tomorrow temperatures will be in the 90s as we head towards saturday and sunday. down south southern california 80s and 90s in los angeles and san diego over the weekend. time for us to talk about some money. you can win, abc7 is about to make someone $49,000 richer, go to facebook.com/abc7news and like us we'll announce the winner october 18th after the 49ers take on the seahawks. if you already liked us you still have a chance go to our facebook page and click that $49,000 button that will ta
presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama will be at denver. >> final preparations transforming this into one large television studio. 50 million people worldwide will have an unobstructed view. these candidates on wednesday night. >> what you will see is president obama and ronnie on stage and a moderator. and-mitt romney. >> maria jose? among hundreds of students are hoping for the few tickets to get inside. >> i thought that it was cold that it was coming to the university. i thought that it was--cool. to learn more about the political process. >> something that i would say to my children. that i was in attendance. i was here. >> only a small fraction of the seats will be taken by student body. they do not know how many people are going to be actually in here. voters will be making up their minds. >> this is on domestic issues and i think that mitt romney has a firmer stance than foreign policy. he has something to gain if he does a good job. >> acoustics, light, sound. as denver adds a new chapter to political history. and of course kron 4 will of the entire debate go to our
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